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Description: This course is designed to assist
the student in gaining the basic understanding
of Christian doctrine which is prerequisite for
the study of theology at the seminary level.
Course Objectives: The students will:
in their knowledge and understanding of...
___some basic articles of the Christian
Faith as taught within Lutheranism
___ the Biblical foundation of Lutheran
___ some key historical persons and movements
___ some of the technical terms and phrases
( Eng., Lat., Germ.) used in theology
their skills at...
reading theological literature in a discerning
___ assessing and discussing theology from
a Lutheran perspective
___ using the Confessional Lutheran writings
an attitude of...
___ reverence for theology as the practical
application of God's Word
___ appreciation for the Church's teaching
as exposition of God's Word
___ gratitude to God for the gift of His
Son as the Incarnation of the Word
Kolb, Robert The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition
( St. Louis, CPH, 1993).
The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church. Robert Kolb and
Timothy Wengert, eds. ( Minneapolis: Fortress
Richard A. A Dictionary of Latin and Greek
Theological Terms Drawn Principally from Protestant
Scholastic Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker,
Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times,
Michael S. Horton, ed. (Wheaton: Crossway Books,
Theology in Today's World: Essays in Honor of
Kenneth S. Kantzer. John D Woodbridge and
Tom Edward McComisky, eds. ( Grand Rapids:Zondervan,
Views on Law and Gospel. Greg L. Bahnsen,
ed (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996)
Views on Sanctification. Melvin E. Dieter,
ed. (Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 1996).
Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World.
John Hick, Dennis L. Okholm and Timothy R. Phillips,
eds. ( Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 1996).
One chapter per week. There are 18 chapters, which
will make 18 weeks instead of the 15 originally
advertised. That might be modified as we get into
it and find out how much discussion there actually
Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
next week: - Chapter 1
(Note: Although these questions arise from
specific sections of the chapter, please allow
the whole chapter to possibly supplement your
two facts are offered in support of the thesis,
"God likes to talk"?
is the "very core"(provides the "core
orientation") of the human being?
We gain a sense of what three things from the
object of our trust? (definitions?, examples?)
What significance is drawn by the two terms "believer"
and "disciple"? What is not drawn?
"We do not create the objects of our faith"
Discuss the relationship between "doctrine"
What is "the whole life of the teacher of
the church"? Why?
Why is "How much doctrine must be pure if
one is to remain a Christian?" a wrong kind
Discuss the relationship between presuppositions
and "conceptual framework."
Identify and discuss briefly the tree presuppositions
of Lutheran theology.
2 Kings 5:1-14. How does this account relate to
the theology of the cross?
Doctrine, doctrina (2)
of Faith"; Topics; Loci
of doctrine", corpus doctrinae
non capax infiniti ("the finite is not capable
of the infinite")
Kinds of Righteousness"
Kingdoms"(two modes of rule)
of the Cross" (theologia crucis)
hidden God"; deus abscoditus
revealed God"; deus revelatus
(not in ch I, see dictionary)